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C.D.C. Drops Coronavirus Testing Numbers From Its Website

A tally of the number of people tested for the novel coronavirus disappeared from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website on Monday. From a report: The change was first reported by journalist Judd Legum on Twitter. The disappearance of the numbers comes less than a week after the first cases of the virus […]

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Silicon Valley Leaders’ Plea to Democrats: Anyone but Sanders

The Silicon Valley venture capitalist Keith Rabois, onstage in January at a tech conference, said his first choice for president was a Democrat, Pete Buttigieg. And, sure, it would be a close call for Joseph R. Biden Jr. over President Trump. But Bernie Sanders? The New York Times: At that, Mr. Rabois, who has been […]

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Chinese Security Firm Says CIA Hacked Chinese Targets For the Past 11 Years

China’s largest cyber-security vendor has published today a report accusing the CIA of hacking Chinese companies and government agencies for more than 11 years. From a report: The report, authored by Qihoo 360, claims the CIA hacked targets in China’s aviation industry, scientific research institutions, petroleum industry, Internet companies, and government agencies. CIA hacking operations […]

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Honeywell Says It Will Soon Launch the World’s Most Powerful Quantum Computer

“The best-kept secret in quantum computing.” That’s what Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) CEO Ilyas Khan called Honeywell’s efforts in building the world’s most powerful quantum computer. In a race where most of the major players are vying for attention, Honeywell has quietly worked on its efforts for the last few years (and under strict NDA’s, […]

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Facebook Has Built a Fleet of Robots To Patrol Its Data Centers

There are robots on the prowl at Facebook’s server farms. The social networking giant has quietly built a fleet of mobile robots to patrol its data centers, and now has a team dedicated to automating its vast network of facilities around the globe, Business Insider reported Tuesday. From the report: The high-tech initiative could boost […]

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Earth May Have Been a ‘Water World’ 3 Billion Years Ago, Scientists Find

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Scientists have found evidence that Earth was covered by a global ocean that turned the planet into a “water world” more than 3 billion years ago. Telltale chemical signatures were spotted in an ancient chunk of ocean crust which point to a planet once devoid of […]

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Was This Life’s First Meal?

sciencehabit shares a report from Science Magazine: Studies of the origin of life are replete with paradoxes. Take this doozy: Every known organism on Earth uses a suite of proteins — and the DNA that helps build it — to construct the building blocks of our cells. But those very building blocks are also needed […]

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Freedb.org Is Shutting Down

AmiMoJo writes: Freedb, the community-generated database of music CD metadata, is shutting down on March 31, 2020. The service was set up as a free alternative to CDDB. Many CD-ripping applications pull metadata from Freedb to save the user having to type it in manually, but the service has some major limitations and has now […]

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Apple Will Release a Trackpad For the iPad Alongside New Pro Models, Report Claims

According to a report from The Information, Apple plans to introduce a trackpad-equipped keyboard attachment for the iPad Pro alongside its new iPad Pro models sometime this year. Ars Technica reports: This would make Apple’s iPad Pro compete more directly with Microsoft’s Surface lineup, with 2-in-1 convertible laptops, and with various Chrome OS devices. Apple’s […]

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Coronavirus Patient Visited San Antonio Hotel, Mall After She Was ‘Mistakenly Released’ From Isolation, Officials Say

A woman that tested positive for coronavirus was “mistakenly released” from isolation Saturday, causing the mayor of San Antonio to declare a public health emergency in the city. Dallas News reports: The patient was one of 91 evacuees who were brought to San Antonio from Wuhan, China. She was released Saturday and was in the […]

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